Steering Committee

Ismail Abdul-Wahid, MSPAS, PA-C

Representative, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Kings County Hospital Center

Muyibat Adelani, MD

Representative, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Mary Behrens, MS, FNP-BC, FAANP

Representative, American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Eileen Bodie

President, EBU Productions

Dwight W. Burney, III, MD

Team STEPPS Master Trainer

Leigh F. Callahan, PhD

Representative, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA)
Director, Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA)
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine and Professor, Departments of Social Medicine and Orthopaedics
Adjunct Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Associate Director, Thurston Arthritis Research Center (TARC)

Minerva Campos, MD, MPH

Representative, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA)
Board Certified Family Physician

Shreyasi Deb, PhD, MBA

Senior Director, Health Policy, Office of Government Relations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Bill Finerfrock

President, Capitol Associates (CAI)

Yolanda Fleming

Representative, National Medical Association
Director, Biomedical Education and Research, Project I.M.P.A.C.T.
Director and Convention Team Leader, Mission and Community Services Division, National Medical Association

Rose Gonzalez, PhD, MPS, RN

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee

Millicent Gorham, PhD (Hon), MBA, FAAN

Representative, National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
Executive Director, National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)

Thomas Green, MD

Emeritus Physician, Virginia Mason Medical Center
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine

Hadiya Green Guerrero, PT, DPT

Representative, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, Senior Practice Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association

Jannifer Drake Harper, MD, CPE

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Anthem, Inc., VP, Chief Clinical Officer, National Accounts

Melvyn Harrington, MD

Past President, J Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
Past Orthopaedic Surgery Section Chair, National Medical Association
Professor and Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine

Carla Harwell, MD

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Medical Director, University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center
Associate Professor of Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine, Division of Internal Medicine
Associate Program Director, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Tamara Huff, MD

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Owner & Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vigeo Orthopaedics, LLC

Ramon Luis Jimenez, MD

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Co-Founder and President, American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons
Past Chair, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Diversity Advisory Board

Charla B. Johnson, DNP, RN, ONC

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Representative, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
System Director, Nursing Informatics, Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System

Doreen Johnson, MSN, RN, ONC

Retired Nurse Educator, Hospital for Special Surgery
Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Adelphi University

Lynne C. Jones, PhD

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Donna Kurek MSN, RN, MHA, ONC, CMSRN

Representative, National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON)
Director Clinical Programs, OrthoVirginia

Sharon LaSure-Roy, MS

Senior Communications Consultant, Florida Blue

Michelle A. Leak, DEd, MBA

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Operations Administrator, Mayo Clinic Florida

Frank McClellan, JD, LLM

Representative, To Our Children’s Future with Health
Professor Law Emeritus, James E. Beasley School of Law, Temple University
Board Member, AIDS Law Project

Klarisse Mathis, MS, PA-C

Representative, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Lenox Hill Hospital
Spokesperson, Physician Assistants and Finance
Representative, African Heritage PA Caucus

Randall C. Morgan, Jr., MD, MBA

Executive Director, W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute
95th President of the National Medical Association
Practicing Orthopedic Surgeon, Sarasota, FL

Charles L. Nelson, MD

Past President, J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society
Chief of Adult Reconstruction and Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Nur Nurbhai, DO, FAAOS

Representative, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO)

Mary I. O’Connor, MD

Chair, Movement Is Life Caucus
Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Voya Health
Professor Emerita of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic
Past Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine
Past Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care, Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health

Matt Reiter

Vice President, Capitol Associates (CAI)

Chiara Rodgers, MPH

Representative, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
Director, Research and Humanitarian Activities, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

Vani Sabesan, MD

Representative, United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI)
Shoulder/Elbow and Sports Medicine
Associate Professor, Cleveland Clinic and Wayne State University

Erick Santos, MD, PhD, FAAOS

CEO, South Central Texas Bone & Joint Center, PA
Chief of Surgery, Corpus Christi Medical Center
Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Treasurer, American Association of Latino Othopaedic Surgeons

Sonya M. Seymour

Representative, Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions, Inc.
Director, Partnerships and Programs, Nth Dimensions Educational Solutions, Inc.

Jonathan Silver, DMSc, MS, PA-C

Representative, American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
Adjunct Lecturer, CUNY School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program
Chief Orthopedic Physician Assistant, Department of Orthopedics, Kings County Hospital

Willis Steele, MDiv

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Representative, Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC)
Manager, Patient Advocacy Government Affairs, Amgen, Inc.

Rolf Taylor

Founder & Executive Director, Project Advocacy

Melissa Walker, DO, MPA

Representative, American Osteopathic Association
Owner and Founder, Carol Clinic for Family-Centered Healthcare

Yashika J. Watkins, PhD, MPH

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Chicago State University

Augustus A. White, III, MD, PhD

Movement Is Life Executive Steering Committee
Director, Culturally Competent Care Education Program
Ellen and Melvin Gordon Distinguished Professor of Medical Education
Former Advisory Dean, Oliver Wendell Holmes Society
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgeon-in-Chief Emeritus, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School

Daniel Wiznia, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale University School of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, Yale University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Christin Zollicoffer, PMP

Regional Director Diversity & Inclusion, Trinity Health